Thursday, April 17, 2008


(Verb) to remove the thread from a seam, so called "frogging" because you "rip-it, rip-it, rip-it!" (also called Frog Stitch) Often accompanied by words not found in the Bible

So I was busily working on my Christmas scrap quilt, so pleased and proud that I'd actually gotten it out and was getting to work. I found that--wow!--I'd made 43 blocks. So I did the math: 6 blocks by 7 blocks... that makes 42 with one left over. Just about perfect. So I sewed 'em all up and started on the border. But I neglected the rest of the equation: the blocks are 10"--did I really want a 60 x 70" Christmas quilt? And that's not even including borders! So I had to take it apart and resew a bunch of seam ends ('cause they got pulled out when frogging!) and make one more block for a total of 44 blocks. That will make 2 lap quilts: one 4 x 5 blocks, one 4 x 6 blocks. (sigh) I'm not sure what I'll do with 2 nearly identical Christmas scrap quilts, but I have a few ideas...

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